US military strike kills three terrorists in Somalia

A military drone. (Getty Images)

The United States military says it conducted an airstrike on Friday that killed three terrorists in the Golis Mountains in Somalia.

“This airstrike eliminated ISIS-Somalia members staged in a remote location in northern Somalia. Removing these extremists impacts ISIS-Somalia’s ability to terrorise innocent Somalis in the region and it creates confusion within the terrorist network,” a statement by the US African Command (AFRICOM) says.

AFRICOM says no civilians were killed or injured in the airstrike but it would release more details as appropriate as a post-strike analysis continues.

This is the second airstrike AFRICOM has conducted in Somalia this month. The first one on April 14 killed Abdulhakim Dhuqub, the second in command of ISIS-Somalia.

Dhuqub was responsible for the daily operations of the extremist group, attack planning, and resource procurement.

Somalia has been dogged by terrorism for more than a decade, perpetrated by the Al-Shabaab militant group. The war waged by the terrorists has killed tens of thousands and forced millions to flee their homes.

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